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This timely volume contains a strong discussion, pro and con, of the question now being fought over in Africa. The disputants are Right Ilon. James Bryce; Sydney Brooks; A Diplomat; Dr. F. V. Engelenburg; Karl Blind; Andrew Carnegie; Francis Charmes; Demetrius C. Boulger; Max Nordau. All phases of the subject are treated. The most recent map of the Boer Republic and illustrations add to the value of the book. It is a reliable handbook of the South African situation.

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METHODIST REVIEW.

MARCH, 1900.

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ART. I.-ALBERT SANFORD HUNT, D.D. GREAT men are of two sorts, the men of force and the men of gentleness. It so happens, because this is God's world, that gentleness embodies the greatest of all powers. some men achieve greatness of a kind by demonstration, energy, combat. Conspicuous talents may be their possession, conspicuous place may be their reward. Their labors may add to the sum of human happiness. The martyrs of freedom and the heroes of faith, the persecuted prophets who were born before the times were ripe, the insistent reformers who by very force of personality have compelled their generation to go forward—these are valiant figures. But, again be it said, no less great are others whose lives are lives of outward peace, who suffer no persecutions, who preach no startling reforms in Church or State, who are identified with no great social movements, whose greatness is found in character rather than in visible achievement. Such a man was Albert S. Hunt. He did no deeds likely to strike the attention of more than a thoughtful few; his published writings comprise only a few sermons and addresses. There was little to draw the public eye to him. In his life, as truly as in Horace Bushnell's, “there was no outward circumstance. . . . In such an un. eventful career there would be scant material for a biography, if there were no 'epic of the inner life.'” His story, therefore, is not one of sharp contrasts, sudden transitions, hatreds, wars, adventures. It is a plain tale of quiet living, that in maturity "fulfilled the prophecy which anyone might have made over his cradle." His life was a stream with no cataracts and few rapids, flowing from well-watered hills smoothly and strongly to the sea.

In his veins the blood of the Searses, the Bentons, the Sanfords, and the Hunts mingled. His granduncle, Aaron Sanford, was the first male member, class leader, steward, and local preacher of New England Methodism. The Hunts were English Quakers, who settled in Westchester County, New York. Aaron Hunt, the grandfather of Albert, was converted in the old John Street Church, in New York city. He was licensed to preach in 1790, and became the intimate friend of Asbury, Lee, and Garrettson. His work was done in the wide territory then within the New York Conference, where he was known as “Father Hunt.” Plain, neat, prompt, efficient, he did a man's work in his long and laborious ministry, and lived to the ripe old age of ninety. Of his several sons, one, Joseph D., born in 1796, settled in Leedsville, Dutchess County, where in 1820 he married Miss Clara Benton. The little vil- . lage, in one of the lovely valleys on the Connecticut border, was in the town of Amenia, about thirty miles from Poughkeepsie. Its best house was later the home of this enterprising country merchant and his wife. It was a genial and delightful home, made happy, as years went on, by the presence of five children, two of whom, however, were spared but a short time to the parents. Albert Sanford was born July 3, 1827. He lived at home until he was twenty. The great formative power of these years was his mother. She was a woman of modest tastes, refined, gentle, but positive and strong. The home over which she presided was sure to show appreciation for the best things in intellect and heart. She had not been blessed with a religious training, and only became a Christian after the death, at four years of age, of her firstborn son. Seeking for comfort, she found, while kneeling by her bedside at midnight, that her heart was “strangely warmed,” as John Wesley's had been so many years before. Of John Wesley, however, she had no knowledge, nor of the experience through which he had passed. Unable to sleep, she roused her husband, and he, having received instruction in religion, explained to her the theory of the “change of heart," of which he knew only by hearing. “Thus," writes the son in his young man

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